Hip-Hop artist Freddie Gibbs is making his film debut with the upcoming feature “Down With The King.” Gibbs is a world-renowned artist with a discography that includes over 20 mixtapes, 8 EPs, 4 official solo albums, and 4 top-billed collaborative records. Big names in the industry like Tyler The Creator, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Killer Mike, and Jay Rock are just some of the names Gibbs has collaborated with.
The Grammy-nominated rapper takes the lead in “Down With The King,” directed by Diego Ongaro. The filmmaker is best known for his work on “Bob and the Trees” (2015) and “Rice and Meat” (2008). Ongaro also served as the writer on “Down With The King” with Xabi Molia, who’s worked on the series “No Man’s Land.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
Rap star Money Merc has been sent by his manager, Paul, to a rural house in the Berkshires to focus on his next album. Disenchanted with his music career and the 24/7 upkeep that such fame entails, Merc has no desire to write or record music. Instead, he spends most of his time at his neighbor’s farm learning about farming and enjoying the simplicity of country life. After Merc abruptly announces his retirement on Twitter, Paul rushes to the countryside to lure him back into the music industry.
The official cast list includes Freddie Gibbs, Bob Tarasuk, Jamie Neumann, David Krumholtz, Sharon Washington, Lori Evans, Terry Holland, Polly MacIntyre, Leon Michels, and Tara Turnbull.
“Down With The King” premiered originally in 2021 (read our review), screened at over 26 film festivals, and was featured as part of the ACID lineup at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The movie won the Grand Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival and the Audience Award at the American Film Festival in Poland.
“Down With The King” is set to debut on Digital and VOD on June 28, 2022.